“Covid is one more challenge we are having to deal with in a world that is historically brutal to women”

IWS' speech, read by Lavender Samuel at the SOLIDARITY IS NOT ENOUGH - IT IS ABOUT RESISTANCE demo on the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women* - 25th November 2020


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Violence against women – Refugee abuse victims are inadequately protected

By Antonia Groß for berliner-zeitung.de. Germany is a signatory of an international agreement defending women's rights - but the inner workings of its own systems often do little to help.


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IWS RADIO #08 | Women Organising Against Violence and all Forms of Oppression

Lavenda, Shokoofeh, Shadia, Nujiyan, and Xalteva from the Alliance of Internationalist Feminists Berlin come together for this special IWS RADIO episode ahead of the 25th of November - the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - to discuss violences women face and how women are organising against all forms oppressions in their own contexts and through transnational alliances.


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Abortion is the essence of every woman’s right to own her own body! – in solidarity with women in Poland

IWS speech at "Techno Procesja - if I Can't Dance, It's Not My Revolution" Demo by Dziewuchy Berlin on 7th November, 2020 in Berlin. Abortion is the essence of every woman’s right to own her own body! And we from the International Women Space stand in total solidarity with the women in Poland and totally against this newly near total ban of abortion in their country!


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“Good evening, everyone. This is ___ from Michendorf” – Lager Reports, October 2020

The latest lager reports - audio reports on the situation with coronavirus and other topics from women living in refugee accommodation centres in and around Berlin - with transcription in English and translation into German.


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IWS RADIO #07 | From “Ausländerklassen” to “Willkommensklassen” – Institutional Racism in Germany’s Schools

Jennifer Kamau from IWS discusses the prevalence of racism in schools in Germany with Céline Barry - a Berlin-based social scientist whose research centers on the topics of racism, feminism and intersectionality in post-colonial contexts.


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Our fight against anti-semitism must be in the context of resistance against racism, capitalism and all forms of state violence.

Today is one year since the anti-semitic and racist terrorist attack in Halle  which cost Jana L. and Kevin S. their lives. The Aktionsbündnis Antirassismus -  of which IWS is a member - organised a memorial rally and demonstration together with joint plaintiffs in the Halle trial and the community of the Fraenkelufer Synagogue in Berlin. Here you can read our speech:


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Wir – Gespräche zum demokratischen Alltag in Berlin | Interview with Jennifer Kamau

Jennifer Kamau from IWS talks about her life as a political activist, reflects on her family history and growing up in Nairobi and discusses her involvement in the Berlin Oranienplatz movement.


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FROM IWS TO LIEBIG34: COURAGE!

As Liebig34 fiercely resists eviction, IWS expresses our utmost solidarity with their struggle. We see ourselves very much in their fight against capitalism, racism, and patriarchy. We are so proud of you!


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IWS RADIO #06 | Racism & Resistance: Linking Past, Present & Afrofuture

Dr. Natasha A. Kelly is an academic activist, visualutionist and afrofuturist. She joins Jennifer Kamau from IWS for a deep dive into the history of racism in Germany - the origins and continuities of German (and European) Colonialism and a look at “the other side of the coin”: Black German history. We discuss stories of resistance, the history of Black movements in Germany, the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule occupation and Natasha's latest book - “The Comet - Afrofuturism 2.0”.


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